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How We Move Matters: A Virtual Workshop

July 16, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Technology-enabled transportation services – like ridehailing, delivery apps, automated vehicles, and e-scooters – have revolutionized the way we move. But changing how we get around also impacts our environment. How does ridehailing affect air pollution in our communities? What are the environmental impacts of having packages delivered to our front door?
This workshop will bring together experts in transportation, consumer behavior, and environmental health to share perspectives on the environmental health impact of evolving mobility options. Participants will explore existing and needed research on the environmental health challenges related to emerging transportation services expected in the next decade.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Assessing Solutions: Policy’s Impact on Our Mobility and Environmental Health
This session will highlight important insights at the nexus of where transportation policies, environmental health policies, and actual consumer behavior meet. Discussions will attempt to find the sweet spot between policy, economic incentives, improved mobility, equity, and environmental health. Example topics may include curbside management, streetscape changes, and zoning.

The Wicked Problems: Real World Experiences and Opportunities to Shape the Path Ahead
As governmental entities, consumers, businesses, and others respond to changes in how people and goods move, what problems affecting environmental health have arisen that are so entwined that they make solutions difficult to find/address? The session will explore some case examples of unexpected consequences of our changing mobility patterns. Workshop attendees will then be invited to share their insights on identifying and addressing the ‘Wicked Problems’ in mobility and environmental health.



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